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Andrew M.

My name is Andrew and I love movies!

Downingtown, PA (19335)

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Hello, my name is Andrew, and I love to make movies. My education in film started formally at Santa Fe University of Art & Design (B.A. 2004) and I most recently graduated from Werner Herzog’s Rogue Film School in January 2012. Today I work as a professional editor and assistant videographer at QVC, as an independent writer, producer & director of documentaries and films, and I play in a Ukulele rock band.

Why do I think I am a great tutor? Because I love to learn. I started taking guitar lessons when I was 10 years old and I started taking video production classes when I was 15. I just turned 30 years old, and I KNOW I am still learning everyday. I can teach and tutor you in the basics- how to storyboard, how to use any camera, any editing software. Film is a language, and once you know the language- it doesn’t matter about what camera or software you use- you will know where to put the camera, the cuts, the music, the sound, the actors, the microphone, you will know how to “direct and not select” as Martin Scorsese often tells his students.

I have many books and textbooks to recommend and many, many films to see to foster a marvelous education of Cinema, Editing, Music, and Photography. Lessons would start with a 2 hour consultation- where would co-create a class, set a schedule you are comfortable with, decide on a basic textbook, and make a project of your choosing. I recommend staring with a short film script or possibly a home movie you shot, a short documentary/slideshow, or even something you want to experiment with. Dream as big as you want! Together, we can make that dream happen.

I look forward to hearing from you, please do not hesitate to inquire about more specifics, ask questions, or seek recommendations. Film is my life; I hope to share it with you.

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Andrew’s subjects

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Elementary Education:
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English:
Public Speaking, Reading

Film

I have film listed separate then Video production because for me, film is cinema. Cinema is going to the movies. If a student would like to learn how to make movies, would like to learn about the history of movies, and/or would like a tutor to help with any film classes, film essays, film reviews, I have a Bachelor of Arts in Moving Image Arts. I have taken many classes on the history of cinema- from Melies to Chaplin to German Expressionism to Italian Neo-realism, from Citizen Kane to Titanic to Iranian Cinema, even experimental films like Stan Brakhage and Jonas Mekas. I have personal movie experience as an American film director, and I know how to physically shoot and edit film- 35mm, 16mm film, Super 8mm. I was a tutor in College for Cinematography and World Cinema.

Guitar

I have been playing rock and blues guitar since I was 10 years old ( I am now 30.) I won the battle of the Bands in High School, have played to crowds over 300, and I am happy to provide proof and recordings from the bands I have written, sang, and played lead guitar in since 1999. I have taught 2 close friends guitar lessons and I have written tablature for a few students when I was an assistant teacher at a middle school.

Photography

I have shot black & white film for over 12 years. I am very proficient with or even without a light meter. I have hand developed 4 x 5 film negatives and I have printed actual color film in a processor. I also have taken 3d Film shots on a Holga, 120mm film and enjoy shooting digital from Dslr's to iphone's to old video and film cameras.

Public Speaking

When I was in High School, I was a 3 year finalist in The Boys Speaking Contest- a competition where 12 boys all perform a 5 minute piece in front of the whole school in the auditorium and on closed circuit TV. My senior year, I won the competition by reciting a poem by Walt Whitman in front of over 300 people. I have since studied film acting, co-starred in a independent feature film, and I use frequently in my professional work Aristotle's Theory of Rhetoric as taught to me by my professor in college. I have personally tutored middle students for a mock debate of the presidential and vice presidential candidates in 2008. In short- I've been on stage, I know what it's like, and I think I could be a great help and coach for someone looking to deliver a great speech in front of a lot of people.

Video Production

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Moving Image Arts from the College of Santa Fe, 2004. I have worked professionally in Film & Television since 2005. I have won awards at international film festivals and I am happy to provide links to my work in film, video and music.

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Education

College of Santa Fe

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

$45 for Half hour $100 for 2 hours

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Andrew will travel within 20 miles of Downingtown, PA 19335.

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